MIAMI (CBS4) – The Miami Science Museum reopened to the public Wednesday, days after being shut down for possible asbestos contamination.

The museum, at 3280 S. Miami Avenue, was closed Friday after a sample of insulation from a small mechanical room tested positive for a type of asbestos. The small mechanical room, near the museum’s famous planetarium, was not accessible to the public.

After the museum was shut down, an abatement crew was brought in to remove the insulation. Since then, all air quality testing has proved negative for any asbestos and DERM approved the reopening of the buildings.

The majority of the facility was renovated in 1991 and features newer construction materials.


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